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Food Assistance


Call 2-1-1 to speak with a live person, 24/7 for assistance with finding food, housing, health care, or other basic needs.  All calls are free and confidential. Dial 7-1-1 if you are hearing-impaired and ask to be connected to 2-1-1 at (858) 300-1211


CalFresh is for people with low income who meet federal income eligibility rules and want to add to their budget to put healthy and nutritious food on the table.

San Diego Food Bank  

The Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank and North County Food Bank chapter comprise the largest hunger-relief organization in San Diego County. They partner with nearly 500 nonprofit partners with feeding programs to feed those in need. Visit their website search engine for help in or near your zip code.

Feeding San Diego

Feeding San Diego rescues high-quality, nutritious, surplus food from all types of food donors, such as farms and grocery stores. They work with community partners who distribute food to people in need.  The FIND FOOD tab at the top of their site connects the public to areas that distribute food. The search engine can break down the sights by no appointment needed or call/interview required. 

California WIC (Women, Infants & Children) Nutrition Program  

WIC is a nutrition-assistance program dedicated to improving the health and development of pregnant parents and families with little ones under the age of five. Eligibility is based on income requirements and if you are pregnant, experienced a pregnancy loss/termination, gave birth within the last six months, are breastfeeding a baby under age 1, or have a child under age 5 (including foster children, legal guardians, and single fathers.) 

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At Altus Schools, we have developed a comprehensive mental health program that consists of several elements designed to support students directly and build staff capacity to create safe and supportive learning environments that are trauma-informed, culturally responsive, and that connect students and families to appropriate resources. Highlights of our mental health program include (1) teachers who are specially trained in suicide screening, trauma-informed practices, human trafficking prevention, and socio-emotional learning; (2) strategic partnerships with community organizations to provide mental health services; (3) a team of school nurses; (4) a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist; (5) a Healthy Youth Department that coordinates student webinars and professional learning to support students’ mental health and wellness; (6) student webinars with socio-emotional learning through our Resilience in Students and Education (RISE) series; (7) suicide prevention, intervention and postvention protocols; (8) tools for connecting students and families to information resources; (9) parent/guardian webinars through our Family Learning Series on student mental health, wellness, and community resources; and (10) administration of special programs and coordination of services for identified student groups.